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A Dynamic Balance

Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

A Dynamic Balance

Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development

A Dynamic Balance illuminates the importance of understanding the social dimension of sustainability as it examines the links between social capital and sustainable development within the overall context of local community development. Looking at case studies in both Australia and Canada, it draws upon lessons that can be learned to reconnect large urban centres and smaller communities. Given the number of small communities in both countries struggling to diversify from single-resource economies in a context of increasing globalization, the analysis touches on several critical public policy issues. This is a timely and provocative call for reconciliation and reconnection within and between communities.

288 pages


Table of Contents

Foreword / Richard A. Skinner

Introduction / Jenny Onyx

Part 1: Vision

1. Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development: Is There a Relationship? / Ann Dale

Part 2: Connections

2. Ecological and Social Systems: Essential System Conditions / Vivienne Wilson

3. Social Ecology as a Framework for Understanding and Working with Social Capital and Sustainability within Rural Communities / Stuart B. Hill

Part 3: Actions

4. Enabling Structures for Coordinated Action: Community Organizations, Social Capital, and Rural Community Sustainability / Jo Barraket

5. Negotiating Interorganizational Domains: The Politics of Social, Natural, and Symbolic Capital / Suzanne Benn and Jenny Onyx

6. Modelling Social Capital in a Remote Australian Indigenous Community / Paul Memmott and Anne Meltzer

7. Stones: Social Capital in Canadian Aboriginal Communities / Lesley Moody and Isabel Cordua-von Specht

8. Communities of Practice for Building Social Capital in Rural Australia: A Case Study of ExecutiveLink / Sue Kilpatrick and Frank Vanclay

9. Social Capital and the Sustainability of Rural or Remote Communities: Evidence from the Australian Community Survey / Alan Black and Philip Hughes

10. Social Capital and Sustainable Development: The Case of Broken Hill / Jenny Onyx and Lynelle Osburn

11. Social Capital Mobilization for Ecosystem Conservation / Jennie Sparkes

12. Values, Social Acceptability, and Social Capital: The Canadian Nuc

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